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Vassilis Hatzopoulos


Professor of EU Law and Policies
vasshatz [ at ] panteion dot gr  
+30 210 920
Panteion University
136 Sygrou Ave. | Athens 176 71 | Greece
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Short Bio

Vassilis Hatzopoulos, before joining the Department of International, European and Regio Studies of Panteion University, has been Professor of “EU Law and Policies” at the Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) since 2000; at the same University he served as Chair of his Department, then Dean of his School. He is also visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium) and honourary Asst. Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK).

He has a longstanding experience as a lawyer, practicing before the highest national courts and the Court of Justice of the EU, occasionally representing the EU Commission. He has consulted i.a. the Greek Government (on the OECD-led regulatory reform), the EU Commission (on the Services Directive) and the European Parliament (on EU patients’ rights).

His interests cover EU institutional law and governance, the EU internal market with special focus on service liberalisation and the provision of services of general economic interest, state aid and public procurement, as well as EU asylum and immigration law. He approaches all the above areas both in terms of the applicable legal rules and in terms of the impact they have on social realities and citizenship in the EU. Thus, many of his writings revolve around the boundaries between the economic and the social domains, the concrete impact of the application of EU’s economic constitution, healthcare, and the practical implications and boundaries of EU citizenship.

Further, he has published three monographs, on the principle of mutual recognition in the internal market (in French, Bruylant/Sakkoulas, 1999), on the doctrine of essential facilities under EU competition law (in Greek, Sakkoulas, 2002) and on the regulation of services in the EU (in English, OUP, 2012), while a fourth one, on the Collaborative Economy under EU law is forthcoming (in English, Hart, 2018). He has also published over a hundred articles and case notes, in English, French and Greek, in all the major EU-related reviews and periodicals and in edited volume.


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